“Changing public health policy…what they don’t teach you at medical school!” – Free public lecture

 

Ian-GustOn Wednesday 19th August from 6.30pm – 8.30pm a public lecture is being given by renown virologist, Professor Ian Gust AO:  “Changing public health policy…what they don’t teach you at medical school!”. This presentation is followed by an award presentation by lead scientist, Dr Leonie Walsh, to Professor Jacques Miller (of thymus fame). This will be followed by refreshments. Teachers and students are invited to register their interest in attending. Book you place through our website: http://www.gtac.edu.au/anzaas/

Professor Ian Gust AO is an eminent Australian medical virologist who has made major contributions to the development of vaccines which combat hepatitis A and human papillomavirus infections.  He also played an important role in introducing the hepatitis B vaccine into routine immunisation programs. He was the inaugural director of the Burnet Institute and continues to be involved in the global fight against many diseases, working with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative in New York, the International Vaccine Institute in Seoul and as a consultant with the World Health Organisation.

Drawing upon his vast experience in vaccine development and public health, Professor Gust will review the journey we have taken over the past 30 years. Including the role of immunisation, and how developments in the manufacture, procurement and delivery of vaccines have reduced global inequality and saved tens of millions of lives.